Downley won the toss and decided to put Ley Hill into bat, a decision they must have regretted after a solid opening partnership of 104 from Jon Lown and Geoff Sussum before Geoff departed bowled on 54. He was lucky to get this many, as the Downley fielders had dropped him four times! Jon then had another stand of 44 with Iain (Jumbo) Stewart before being caught out on 68 runs. The remainder of the batters did not perform quite so brilliantly, but the openers had set the foundation for a decent score and Ley Hill finished their innings on 177 for 6. Best of the Downley bowlers was Joe Holmes with 3 for 41 from 10 overs.
In reply, Downley seemed to find it a struggle to score and the only batter who really came off was Ben Priestley who went in at number 3 and scored 34. Joe Holmes managed 22 runs, but none of the remainder got past the 15 run mark and Downley found themselves bowled out for 166 after some really good catching by the Ley Hill fielders. Wicket keeper Jumbo (playing in his first match for over a year) took 2 catches and 1 stumping , and catches were also taken by Wayne Davies, Mark Sherington and Ivan Veall (off son Tom - but I won’t mention the one he dropped!). Best bowling came from Mark (who was playing his first game for Ley Hill) who took 4 for 38 from 8.5 overs, followed by James Lagdon with 3 for 49 from 8.